Sunday, May 21, 2017

easter 2017

Easter this year consisted of a fun egg hunt with friends, coloring easter eggs, finding fun things in baskets Easter morning, finding the eggs that the Easter Bunny hid, new church clothes, a yummy dinner with friends, and of course, rejoicing that our Savior lives!

This is a new egg carrying technique that I hadn't seen before :)

Hope you all had a happy Easter like we did!

march fun!

Here are some of the highlights from our March

 Snapchat filters.  Always.
 Trying on stylish hats 
 I took this picture because she fell asleep while I rocked her.  It may be the last time, and I never want to forget it.  Before this, it had been quite a while since she let me rock her to sleep.  That made me sad, because she is my only child that I rocked to sleep every night and for every nap for just about the first two years of her life.  The fact that she no longer falls asleep in my arms means she is growing up, and I'm not fully prepared to process that.  So, this now rare instance was a tender reminder of all the times I was able to rock her and hold her as she drifted off to sleep.  
 When things get boring at brothers' football games, take selfies!
 Dabbing all day, e'ry day!
 Getting ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
 Ky and Kade's flag football team one the league championship.  Again.  I think this is 4 solid years in a row that they have won the championship.  It's always so much fun to watch them play.  
 Krew played flag football this year too.  He is completely football obsessed, so of course we were excited to sign him up. The only problems were the fact that his league is for ages 5-7, so he and his friend Bailey were the youngest on any team, and by quite a lot. Plus, 7 year olds are just bigger and better than 5 year olds in general, a fact that didn't go unnoticed by Krew himself.  Also, Krew is my "non-participator" and although he plays super aggressively when he plays football with his dad and brothers, his dislike for participating with people he doesn't know, kept him from playing like he usually does at home.  I still think he had a great time, and it was a good first exposure to organized sports.  Plus, it was absolutely adorable to watch him!  His team went undefeated and thus won the league championship as well!

Bart continues to play his guitar a little bit every night.  He's getting pretty good, too!

The end of spring calls for some messy play since we are all tired of being inside, and tired of all our regular inside toys as well.
Nothing better than glow bowling as a family!

For Krew's 100th day of school, he glued 100 pom poms onto this shirt and thought it was pretty awesome!  He loves numbers right now, so a whole day of playing with the number 100 was super fun for him!
Everly found these adorable puppies at the pet store and wanted to take one home so badly.  Luckily for me, we left them all at the store!
And mommy-Everly snuggles are the best way to spend the month of March!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

we went to florida: last day there

Our last day in Florida was a Sunday, and since our flight didn't leave until 7:00 in the evening, we had lots of time to kill.  My parents had left bright and early that morning, so it was just the six of us, cruisin' around Orlando trying to soak up the last few hours of our vacation and the warm weather.
Our first stop was to walk around the Orlando temple

Isn't it gorgeous?

Since we had plenty of time to kill, we all laid down on the sidewalk by the temple, and soaked up the warm, perfect weather, and it was honestly the first relaxing part of the whole trip.  (I'm not complaining, I'm not the type of person to relax on vacation.  I can sit on my couch at home for free!)  But it was the perfect opportunity to take it easy and enjoy the amazing weather for one last day!

Next we headed to a nature preserve where we did some walking, saw some beautiful plants and animals and again soaked up the sunshine.

I love palm trees, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make my children pose for a picture with me on this really cool one.  This is the best picture we got.  Why is taking a picture of 4 kids so hard?

Krew was the first to spot this fairly large snake.  I had measurably less fun after seeing it.  I just couldn't relax after that knowing that any minute a snake like that could slither across my flip-flop clad feet.  Krew was the only one who thought it was awesome and kept walking back over to where it was to catch another glimpse.  He was terrified of just about everything at Universal Studios, yet he has no problem with a large snake?  Go figure.

Krew also still really loves birds, and this crane was just one of the really beautiful ones we saw that day.

The boys spent quite a long time playing football in this field while we waited for it to be time to head to the airport.  Everly and I played hide and seek and took pictures while they played.
We were so sad to leave Florida, in fact there may have been tears from 5 out of the 6 of us as we walked through the airport to head home.  It was a wonderful trip, and I feel so blessed that we were able to take such a magical family vacation and make such wonderful memories with our children while they are young!